Robert Rich Mudge

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Robert Rich Mudge

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R. R. Mudge


Second Seminole War, 1835-1842


An engraved image of Second Lieutenant Robert Rich Mudge from an 1868 family history book entitled "Memorials: Being a Biograpbical and Historical Account of the Name of Mudge in America". He is estimated to be about twenty-five years old in this image.

Robert Rich Mudge was born in Lynn, Massachusetts, in 1810. He applied to the United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point, New York, three times before he was accepted in 1829. He graduated as a brevet second lieutenant four years later. In September of 1835, as a full second lieutenant, he deployed to Florida to serve in the Second Seminole War (1835-1842). Mudge served with Company B of the 2nd Artillery Regiment and fell during Dade’s Massacre on December 28, 1835. 

In 2017, the University of Central Florida was one of three universities selected to launch the National Cemetery Administration’s Veterans Legacy Program Project. The program engaged a team of scholars to make the life stories of veterans buried in the Florida National Cemetery available to the public. The project engages UCF students in research and writing and fosters collaboration between students, faculty and local Central Florida schools to produce interactive curriculum for K-12 students. The corresponding website exhibit uses RICHES Mosaic Interface to create a digital archive of related data. The public can use the project-developed augmented-reality app at more than 100 gravesites at the Florida National Cemetery, where they can access the UCF student-authored biographies of veterans.


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External Reference

Mudge, Alfred. 1868. Memorials: A Genealogical Account of the Name of Mudge in America. Boston: Alfred Mudge & Son.


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